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Salerno Classic Series Stone Fireplace Mantel

price $2919.99 - $5959.99

This Classic Series stone mantel features:

  • Standard or Custom Sizes Available
  • Lightweight and Easy to Install
  • Natural Stone or Honed Finishes Available
  • Matching Surround Facing Available
  • Optional Hearths and Overmantels

Choose Your Finish/Color*

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Natural Stone: Natural

Natural Stone: Limestone

Natural Stone: Buff

Natural Stone: Taupe

Natural Stone: Gray

Honed: Ash

Honed: Ash Veined

Honed: Chocolate

Honed: Gray

Honed: Pearl

Honed: Pearl Veined

Honed: Sahara

Honed: Sahara Veined

Honed: Slate

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Choose Your Hearth*

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Optional Overmantel

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Mantel Size
Overall Height A
Opening Height B
Opening Width C
Shelf Length D
Body Width E
Shelf Projection F
Return Depth G
Leg Width X
Leg/Shelf Overhang Y
Breast Height Z

*For flat wall installations, Return Depth will be determined by your surround facing choice (adjustable or seamless). Return Depth may be increased for cabinet style situations.

Mantel color/finish, surround facing, optional flat or raised hearths, and overmantels may be chosen online or when contacting a sales representative.

NOTE: A measurement confirmation request e-mail will be sent to you after placing your order for both stock/standard and custom sizes. Please note that your order will not be shipped until we have a confirmation/reply.

The Salerno Classic Stone mantel surround is created using a beautiful composite stone mantel material. Each mantel has variations in color and texture that captures the true essence of natural stone. You may order this mantel in a standard sizes. Optional matching surround facing, hearths, and overmantels are available for this stone mantel in sized to fit your situation. Because the Classic Stone mantel is lightweight, preparation and installation are much easier and much less costly than traditional solid stone mantels. Special wall and floor reinforcement is not necessary for easy installation. Each stone mantel is fire resistant and allows for zero clearance from combustible material (no space required between firebox and this mantel material or surround facing), making it the perfect choice for gas or wood fireplaces.

Professional Installation

You will need the following tools and materials:

  • Power Drill
  • Circular Saw with diamond masonry blade
  • Tape Measure
  • 3"-long wood screws
  • Caulk Gun
  • Shims to level components
  • Thinset for setting the hearth
  • Level
  • High-strength construction adhesive
  • Bracing material


Classic Stone Cast Stone Mantel Kits contain components for a typical installation, and include: mantel components (legs and shelf), facing panels (header, legs) (included on Builder Kits, optional on others) and a hearth (included on Builder Kits, optional on others). If facing panels and hearth are not supplied by Mantels Direct, please ensure the non-combustible facing panels located immediately around the firebox opening are built-up to a .75" thickness and extend at least 1" behind the inside edges of the mantel components. These installation instructions apply to all stone mantels except our Standard Stone Mantel Kits.

Handling Hints

  • Handle products with care to avoid damage to ornamental surfaces and fracturing of components. Avoid unnecessary contact of exposed faces of components with objects that may scratch or scuff surfaces
  • Carry components on edge and store in original packaging at room temperature
  • If any facing or hearth piece is bowed or warped following shipment, simply lay flat (face up) and mist with water using a spray bottle. Repeat if necessary after allowing time to dry

NOTE We include a patch kit that can make repairs to cracks and chips as well as fill screw holes and seams.

Mantel components are ideally applied to solid, stable, flat and level substrates such as plaster or drywall. Wood surfaces are typically not stable and may cause cracks in components or filled joints.

NOTE Layout and dry fitting of entire mantel is recommended before any adhesive is applied.

Components may be secured using a high-strength construction adhesive (available from or most home centers. The construction adhesive should be suitable for plaster or masonry material and potentially high temperature application. Use bracing to secure components tight to the wall until the adhesive sets. Avoid adhesive on exposed component surfaces and use caution not to apply too much. Use a finishing nail or a small piece of plastic (shaped like a 'V') to remove excess adhesive at joints. Clean off excess adhesive immediately as required by adhesive manufacturer instructions.

Hearth and Facing Panel Installation

Step 1 - Hearth Installation

Install the hearth first, centered on the firebox opening and set tight to the wall (Fig. 1). Set the hearth level on a bed of thin set masonry material if the floor is uneven and ensure there are no voids between the floor and underside of the hearth for complete and continuous support throughout its area, especially at the corners. Apply Construction Adhesive. (Fig. 1.1)

Step 2 - Install Facing Panel Legs

The following instructions are for Adjustable Surround Facing that contains three pieces. Custom One Piece facing will simply fit over your firebox opening.

Adjustable Surround Facing: The cavity behind Classic Cast Mantel components is designed to allow for the position of the facing panels to be adjusted and accommodate a wide range of firebox openings. Measure for the legs, and check both sides of the firebox; it may be necessary to cut the height of the legs. Cut the legs as required with a circular saw with a masonry blade. Always make your cuts on a level surface; never let the piece you are cutting fall free. Apply adhesive on the back of each leg and place into position. (Fig. 2)

Step 3 - Install your Facing Header and Optional Riser

Apply adhesive on the back of the header and place into position. (Fig. 3)

NOTE It is usually okay if your header extends beyond the outside of each leg – our fireplace mantels are designed to overlap facing material and can accommodate up to 5" on each side in most cases.

If you are using a riser panel, simply cut the panel to fit between the two facing legs, apply adhesive and place into position. (Fig. 3.1)

Mantel Installation

Step 1 - Install Mantel Legs

Install so that each mantel leg overlaps its respective facing panel. When set in place, the level height of each mantel leg must be identical to provide for a level mantel shelf. Use shims to level the mantel legs. Apply a generous and continuous bead of adhesive to ensure continuous contact between wall and bedding surface of the mantel legs. (Fig. 4) and (Fig. 4.1) Brace mantel legs securely until the adhesive sets.

NOTE If necessary, the mantel legs can be cut at the base to adjust the overall height of the mantel.

Step 2 - Install Mantel Shelf

Your mantel shelf should be set so that there is equal distance on the outside of each leg. After locating this position, mark with pencil. Apply adhesive to the back of the shelf as well as the top of each leg. (Fig. 5 and Fig. 5.1) Set the shelf. For additional security, install two (2) - 3"-long wood screws into the top of the mantel shelf and into the wood blocking below. Locate screw holes approx 1" from the wall and 18" on either side of the mantel centerline. Drill pilot holes first and countersink so that screw heads are located below the surface of the mantel shelf.

Step 3 - Screw Hole and Seam Repair

Mix a small amount of the facing powder provided with a few ounces of the white liquid to create a workable paste (peanut butter consistency). Fill screw holes and seams with a knife or small putty tool to a smooth finish. Area may be sanded lightly, after it dries, if required.

Step 4 - Sealing Your Fireplace Mantel

All Cast Stone Mantels (Polished and Honed) require a sealer as recommended by the manufacturers. Use a clean cloth and apply sealer on all components.

Step 5 - Wait To Use

After installing any of our stone mantels, wait 30 days to use your fireplace. Our Classic, Majestic, and Builder Series use a high heat formula that can withstand up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Regular, FREE delivery

  • Usually ships 2-3 WEEKS weeks
  • Delivery can typically be expected 3-4 WEEKS weeks from order date
  • This Classic Stone Mantel package ships via Freight Carrier
  • Regular, FREE delivery to your curbside
  • Free Delivery is regular, "curbside" delivery

Free Shipping

We offer free shipping with curbside delivery to destinations in the lower 48 US states on every item we sell. All other locations will be quoted. You will be advised at the time of your order if a "White Glove" delivery is required.


As defined by the trucking industry, Home Delivery means "curbside delivery" in a residential area. You may need assistance to move the package indoors or you might unbox the shipment and carry each piece inside individually. While some drivers may assist in getting a shipment into a garage or carport, it is not a standard level of service with "curbside delivery."

"White Glove" Delivery Upgrade

  • "Threshold" delivery - Freight carrier will carry items to a ground-floor threshold such a main entry or garage (no stairs) and less than 200 lbs.
  • "Room of Choice" or "White Glove"" delivery - A special delivery service will bring your items to the room you specify, including up to 10 steps. No unpacking, debris removal, assembly or setup. All deliveries over 200 lbs. will be quoted prior to processing order.
  • All upgraded delivery options must be added prior to processing order.
  • Interested? Contact one of our mantel specialists at 888.493.8898 to get a quote.

Receiving Your Shipment

We are committed to making sure you are satisfied with our products. Your order is inspected prior to shipment to ensure all items are in excellent condition before they leave our facilities. Although our products are packaged securely to prevent any damage it’s possible that in rare cases, damages may occur during shipment.

Before signing for the shipment inspect the carton. The most important thing to remember about truck freight is that when you sign for the delivery you are legally accepting the product as delivered in good condition. Therefore, it is extremely important that you inspect the product prior to signing the delivery receipt. If there is damage to the carton or the product, please write "CONTENTS DAMAGED" clearly on the delivery receipt that the driver is asking you to sign, then sign. This insures that your damage issue will be easily resolved.

If your package has tears, rips or is otherwise in poor condition, open the package and inspect the contents. You may need one of the following on hand to help open the carton: knife, hammer, pry bar or wire cutters. Should you notice any damage, please note it on the delivery receipt and contact us immediately.

If your package/item is damaged, you can start the damage claim process by completing this form.

NOTE: We cannot be held responsible for the cost of repairs or replacement of damaged items if there is no notation on the Freight Delivery Receipt. Contact us within 24 hours to initiate a damage claim.

Cast Stone Fireplace Mantels

  • Select Standard Size Cast Stone Fireplace Mantels generally ship within 5 business days. Custom Cast Stone Fireplace Mantels generally ship in 2 ½ to 4 weeks. Shortly after placing your order, you will receive an email with an estimated ship date.
  • For all custom size orders, confirmation of your specifications via email is required. After we receive your order, an e-mail with specific dimensions of the mantel or shelf will be sent. We require an approval response to this email before releasing your order for production.
  • Transit time varies between 2 and 7 days depending upon your location in the US or Canada. You will receive an email at time of shipment with tracking information.
  • These mantels ship via freight carrier. While most mantels ship free of charge (curbside). Cast Stone Fireplace Mantels typically arrive in wooden crates. You may need one of the following on hand to help open the carton: knife, hammer, pry bar or wire cutters.
  • Published special delivery fees do not apply to Cast Stone Mantel deliveries. Due to the weight of this product, all special delivery options must be quoted prior to processing your order.
  • Please check the cartons when they are delivered. Should your item be damaged, carefully document it on the delivery receipt and contact us immediately.

Important Notes Regarding Item Shipment

  • Please contact us with any questions regarding shipment of your item
  • Please check the cartons when they are delivered. Should your item be damaged, carefully document it on the delivery receipt and contact us immediately.

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Can I install the mantel or shelf myself?

Yes, you will need just a few basic tools and materials. Instructions are provided in the packaging and are also available online.

What is free curbside delivery?

Each product on our website ships for free! We offer free shipping with curbside delivery to destinations in contiguous United States. Canadian shipping is available and your specific location can be quoted. Select items may require an upgrade to "White Glove" delivery in order to ensure delivery without damage.

When will my mantel or shelf arrive?

Your new mantel or shelf should arrive within 2-4 weeks of your order. Orders that require pre-finishing can take 3-4 weeks. Special arrangements can sometimes be made to expedite orders.

Does offer colors and finishes other than the ones shown?

Yes, we are happy to quote any of the stone mantels in other colors and finish types. Contact us, with your special request.

Can I buy online with confidence?

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